Sweden: Updated Immigration Measures

Key Points  

  • Sweden introduced plans to remodel its immigration services in order to attract more highly skilled nationals  


The Swedish government will introduce changes to promote highly qualified foreign national immigration to the country beginning in early 2024. These changes include introducing a new model for processing work permit cases and establishing international recruitment units across the globe. The new model will focus on:  

  • Providing better services for foreign nationals and employers;  
  • Aiming for a 30-day processing completion time; 
  • Easier application services, including new e-services; and  
  • Establishment of an international recruitment unit.  

The new international recruitment units will exclusively hand and provide service to recruitment employees and will replace the current certification process, allowing for more direct handling of highly qualified work permit applications.  

For additional information on these changes, check here 

What are the Changes? 

The government of Sweden will introduce a number of measures for foreign nationals with the goal of attracting highly skilled foreign workers from countries outside of the European Union.  

Looking Ahead  

Continue to check the government of Sweden’s website and Envoy’s website for the latest updates and information. 

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